Braised Beef Brisket Noodle @ Wei Liang Coffee Shop, Georgetown, Penang.
Having been in business for years, Wei Liang is certainly a local favorite; the Chinese-noodle joint is constantly crowded and never falls short of customers. Gourmands who are in the know will make their way there for their braised Beef Brisket Noodle, an incredibly tasty Cantonese-influenced delight that is uncommon in Penang. But it does not really matter if you are not a big fan of Beef, their Pork Rib Noodle and Pork Leg Noodle are good enough to please any stubborn palates. A series setback is however, the odd business hours... probably meant for early risers, the owner started the day early and the noodles often sold out by noon; so the best time is visit is probably in the early morning. Wei Liang Coffee Shop can be found at Jalan Kuala Kangsar, a short road right next to Kimberley Street and Keng Kwee Street.
Beef Brisket Noodle/ 牛腩面 (Rm 7.50/ large)
Tender and deliciously succulent, the spiced-Beef Brisket is ladled over a mound of springy Wan Ton Mee. Unlike most Beef Brisket soup, Wei Liang's comes in a thick, translucent-starchy gravy that allows it to cling on the noodles. It may seem bold but the dish was expertly seasoned and flavored, with a mellow but discernible Beefy flavor at the end. The real draw was the perfectly cooked Radish, soft yet maintaining the bite. Be careful on the portion, though ordering 'small portion' may seem a little underwhelming but the portion gets enormously large for the 'large portion'; so do plan accordingly.
Fish Ball Soup (Rm 2.50)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 48 & 50, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 10450, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 6:30 am to 12 pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Contact Number: N/A